Piper and her family are from New York, USA. Piper was born at term, and suffered from obstructive sleep apnea, and aspirated all fluids. Physicians also suspect she has a submucous cleft palate. At 3 weeks old Piper was given a NG tube. She was unable to tolerate large volumes of feeds. Piper was put on a 24 hour feed for the next 3 months, with no oral feedings. Piper was transitioned to bolus tube feeds at 3 months old. She projectile vomited most feedings. Her family attempted oral feeding once she was no longer aspirating (at the age of 3 months). Piper would not take any oral feeds, and cried at the sight of the bottle. At 4 months old Piper was accepted into the net coaching NoTube program, and was tube free within 13 days!
From the parents
My daughter would be tube fed til now if we didn’t use NoTube to help her. I am certain she would still be vomiting and would have continued on with tube feedings for years. Why would she eat if we just continued to do it for her? We would pay triple the amount now that we know she is free of the tube! We thought it was the same amount we would pay for a vacation … WHY WOULDN’T WE PAY for our child’s health. We believe that it may not work, but we had to try and have confidence in her. 13 days later she was tube free. She is now 2 months tube free. It was tough and hard to not know during the wean, but worth every second!